Leaders in Medicaid Transformation Share Innovative Practices

Healthcare leaders from across the country are coming together today in New York for the full-day conference, Driving Transformation in Medicaid: Putting Policy Into Practice. Sponsored by Treo Solutions, this free program, which runs from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cornell Club, examines the successes and challenges of innovative statewide, national, and regional efforts to improve the care of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, states have become the laboratories for healthcare delivery system change. Treo Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare data analytics and business intelligence and the essential partner for anticipating and managing change in healthcare, is working with states to help them transform their Medicaid payment and delivery systems.

The program features:

Keynote Presentation: Current Medicaid Landscape
Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Featured Presentation: States as a Laboratory for Change
Alan Weil – Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy – National State Policy Perspective, and Courtney Burke – New York Deputy Secretary for Health – State Specific View

Goals and Challenges of Current State Innovation Models
Industry Expert Panelists: Joan Henneberry – Principle, Health Management Associates; Ingram Haley, Chief Financial Officer, Alabama Hospital Association; and Marni Bussel – SIM Project Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

All Payer Claims Databases and Data Democracy in Support of Transformation
Plenary Speaker: Patrick Miller – Co-chair, APCD Council and Research Associate Professor at the University of NH
Industry Expert Panelists: Edie Sonn – Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CIVHC (Center for Improving Value in Health Care, Colorado); John Freedman – Principal, Freedman Healthcare, LLC; and Colleen M. Florio, PhD, Director of Care Management Initiatives & Evaluation, Adirondack Health Institute

New Models of Care for Integrating the High-Cost Dual Eligible Population
Plenary Speaker: John Baackes – President of VIP Plans, Amerihealth Caritas
Industry Expert Panelists: John Burke – Regional Chief Operating Officer, Wellcare Health Plans; Michael Birnbaum – VP, Medicaid Institute, United Hospital Fund; and James Luciano, M.D. – Vice President for Medical Affairs CenterLight Health Systems

Identifying and Managing Super Utilizers
Plenary Speaker: Greg Allen – Director of the Division of Financial Planning and Policy, New York State Department of Health
Industry Expert Panelists: Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD – Associate Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health; Dr. Allen Dobson, CEO Community Care of North Carolina; and Herb Fillmore – Vice President of Strategic Innovation, Treo Solutions

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